RIP: Jean E. Hill, Co-Star, John Waters’ ‘Desperate Living’

MV5BMTc0NjI2NDA4NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTYxNDQ0NA@@._V1._SY314_CR126,0,214,314_Another one of John Waters’ unconventional movie stars has passed: Jean E. Hill. Hill is best remembered (by some of us) as demented domestic servant Grizelda Brown  in Waters’ film “Desperate Living”.

“Desperate Living” has always been one of my favorite Waters films, and I’ve always seen it as some kind of psycho-camp trilogy along with Pink Flamingos” and “Female Trouble”. It’s an utterly quotable film, (“When you’re in the streets of Mortville, dress like what you really are: TRASH!” and has remained a trash classic at my house since I first caught it with a roomful of stoned art students in college.

RIP, Jean. Say hello to Edith Massey and Divine.

2 Comments on "RIP: Jean E. Hill, Co-Star, John Waters’ ‘Desperate Living’"

  1. I just wasted 3:01 of my life watching that crap.

    • Matt Staggs | Aug 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm |

      Oh, my goodness. The fact that you committed to watching a full 3:01 minutes of something you clearly didn’t enjoy speaks volumes about your commitment to fairness and willingness to sacrifice your precious time. I usually move on to something else within five or six seconds when I stumble upon a video I don’t like. Kudos to you for your dedication to art

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